22 February 2015

Deniz Ozyildiz in Syntax Workshop on Thursday

Deniz Ozyildiz will give a talk at the syntax workshop this Thursday, February 26, at 10 AM in N452. A title and abstract of his talk follows.

The syntax of the Turkish polar question particle "mI"

"The syntax of the Turkish polar question particle "mI" is currentlynot well understood. I will motivate the argument (i) that mI is asyntactic head positioned above the TP and (ii) that it attracts anassociate XP to its specifier position. This successfully derives thepolar question particle's distribution pattern, crucially therestrictions that bear upon it, in both root and embedded clauses. Itequally makes predictions about the geometry of alternative questions,predictions that appear to be borne out."